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Last Updated on 5 May, 2018

Registration Now Open for the 2018 IHBB European Championships at Novy PORG in Prague on June 8-10!

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that Registration is Now Open Here for its 2018 European Championships. Our Championships are taking place at Novy PORG in the historic city of Prague from June 8-10, see the below announcement for full details. Registration will run through June 1, but please sign up as soon as you know you will be able to join us. For further questions, please email nolwenn@historybowl.com Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Prague in June!

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2018 IHBB European Championships to be held at Novy PORG in Prague on June 8-10!

(6 February, 2018) International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that its 2018 European Championships will take place at Novy PORG in the historic city of Prague from June 8-10! This year’s schedule is very similar to last year’s in terms of the different competitions and their timing; full details can be found on the Championships page here. We expect to have 25-40 teams join us from throughout Europe for a weekend full of sightseeing, competition, and camaraderie among Europe’s top history and geography students. The festivities begin on Friday with a walking tour of Prague’s historic Old Town in the morning followed by our annual outdoor tournament, which this year will be the History Bee of Bohemia – a tournament all about Czech history through the centuries from Hus to Havel, Dubček to Dvořak and beyond! Other competitions include the Academic Bowl of Europe, and the annual Sports and Entertainment Bee of Europe (both open to all), as well as our International Geography Bee European Championships, and of course, our History Bee and Bowl Championships of Europe. Registration will open in April 2018; qualification can be done at any regional tournament as well. For further questions, please email nolwenn@historybowl.com Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Prague in June!

Welcome to the New Competition Year of IHBB Europe!

(31 August, 2017) International Academic Competitions is excited to begin its seventh year of International History Bee and Bowl history quiz tournaments for European students and teams! Our new year promises to be our busiest ever, with nearly 20 regional IHBB tournaments planned throughout Europe. We’ll be visiting schools for the first time in Iceland, Norway, Finland, Wales, and the English Midlands, hoping to then have new tournaments in each of those locations. We’re also looking to hold new tournaments in the Czech Republic, Scotland, Ireland, and possibly Hungary and the Baltic states as well. Wherever you’re located, we hope that you and your students will be able to join us! As in past years, we will have two regional question sets offered, which will allow students and teams up to two chances to qualify for our 2018 European Championships in early June, which will likely be held in England. We will also shortly be posting new information on how schools can also participate in the International History Bee and Bowl, as well as the International Geography Bee on an intramural basis, even if they are not located near a tournament site. Students at schools competing in this way will still be able to qualify for our European Championships, as well as the 2018 International History Olympiad and the 2018 Intl. Geography Bee World Championships, both of which will be held in Berlin in July 2018! For more information on all of our European tournaments, please contact our Executive Director, Mrs. Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck throughout the 2017-2018 competition year, and we look forward to seeing you and your team at a tournament soon!

Congratulations to our 2017 IHBB European Champions!

(22 May, 2017 – Rome) The International History Bee and Bowl held its sixth annual European Championships in Rome on 19-21 May, 2017, with St. Stephen’s School as the host venue for all competitions aside from the History Bee of Vatican City (which was played on questions on the history of Christianity outside in St. Peter’s Square!). Thanks to Ms. Inge Weustink of St. Stephen’s School for coordinating the hosting arrangements and to everyone who came and played or assisted with the tournament. Congratulations to our many champions and we look forward to seeing all teams and students back in 2017-2018 for IHBB’s seventh year! We’ll likely be adding a few additional regional tournaments, and we will be posting information on our 2018 European Championships in this spot as soon as the dates and venue are secured. We’ll also be looking forward to the 2018 International History Olympiad in Berlin next summer as well! Have a great summer, and we’ll see you next competition year!

2017 IHBB and IGB European Champions
Varsity History Bowl: Stefan Batory High School, Warsaw, Poland
Varsity History Bee: Brychan Hall, Abu Dhabi Homeschool Association
Varsity International Geography Bee: Brychan Hall, Abu Dhabi Homeschool Association

Junior Varsity History Bowl: Inter-Community School, Zürich, Switzerland
Junior Varsity History Bee: Kai Schärer, Inter-Community School, Zürich, Switzerland
Junior Varsity International Geography Bee: Harper Christian, American International School of Budapest, Hungary

Middle School History Bowl: Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland
Middle School History Bee: Adam Rizzoli, QSI International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Middle School International Geography Bee: Anabel Mellinger, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland

Champions from the Sports & Entertainment History Bee, History Bee of Vatican City, and Academic Bowl of Europe can be found on the main championships page here.